Our garden joy in November 2010

How wonderful, the White Mussaenda or Tropical Dogwood is back to its glorious days again! Several large and striking clusters of white ‘flowers’ (bracts actually) to brighten our front yard. Definitely our garden star for November 2010!

At the inner garden border, filled with tropical plants, providing much joy in November 2010Mussaenda philippica 'Aurorae' (White Mussaenda) blooming its head off in November 2010

This vigorous-growing shrub, botanically known as Mussaenda philippica ‘Aurorae’, was cut back in mid June down to about a meter tall and in less than 5 months it’s now standing majestically tall and flowering like nobody’s business! We simply love this small-sized tree that can shelter the Blue Hydrangeas beneath it and some shade-loving plants from the direct sun. Not only is it a prolific bloomer year round, it doesn’t mind a hair cut every now and then too, allowing us to maintain a chic form that’s just perfect for our small garden.

Sharing further other garden photos that were taken during the last week of November! Let them speak their thousand words, huh! Enjoy!

Bedding plants at the outer garden border, and potted plants in the background
that include Gomphrena globosa (Bachelor’s Buttons,), 2 kinds of Sansevieria trifasciata (Snakeplant) and Nolina recurvata (Ponytail Palm) among others :
Groundcover flowering and foliage plants at the outer garden border, November 2010Groundcover flowering and foliage plants at the outer garden border, November 2010
An assortment of our tropical garden beauties, providing us much joy in November:
Collage of potted Calliandra emarginata at our front yard
Potted Calliandra emarginata (Red Powderpuff), an attractive year-round flowering shrub
Tradescantia spathacea (syn. Rhoeo spathacea, R. discolor)
The variegated Tradescantia spathacea ‘Hawaiian Dwarf’ has mutated, with offshoots returning to its original vigorous-growing green form, Tradescantia spathacea (syn. Rhoeo spathacea, R. discolor)
Collage of our tropical garden plants in November 2010
Epipremnum aureum ‘Marble Queen’, Torenia fournieri (Wishbone Flower, Bluewings), Spathiphyllum spp. ‘Mauna Loa Supreme’ (Peace Lily), Duranta repens/erecta (purple and white varieties)
Collage of our tropical garden's flowering plants in November 2010
Ixora ‘Indian Rope’, Ixora coccinea ‘Dwarf Red’, Euphorbia milii ‘Dwarf Red’, Euphorbia milii ‘Orange red’, Calliandra emarginata and its blossoming bud.
Collage of our garden's flowering plants in November 2010
Evolvulus glomeratus (Blue Daze), Spathiphyllum spp. ‘Mauna Loa Supreme’ (Peace Lily), Ruellia brittoniana ‘Dwarf Purple’ (False Petunia) and Ixora chinensis ‘Singapore Yellow’
Ruellia brittoniana 'Dwarf Purple' or 'Katie'
Ruellia brittoniana ‘Dwarf Purple’ or ‘Katie’ (False Petunia) – great groundcover that self-sow so readily

If you’re interested to know more of any of these plants, do check it out at our tropical plants database, presented in alphabetical order by botanical names.

Last edit: June 5, 2016

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2 Responses to “Our garden joy in November 2010”

  1. Autumn Belle Says:

    Beautiful garden, all ready for the Christmas season. You ponytail palm looks like the elephant foot plant.

  2. Jacqueline Says:

    Thanks, A. Belle! Hehe…keeping our fingers crossed that the colours will still be around then.
    It’s the same plant…Elephant’s Foot is another of its common name, my friend. Have a lovely day and great week ahead.

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